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Officer Safety Awareness Training (OSAT)

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About the course

This training provides an in-depth analysis of four research studies conducted through the OSAT program. The objectives of these studies were to identify elements in certain situations, which ultimately led to the felonious deaths and assaults of police officers.
Demographic and behavioral descriptors of the victim officers and the offenders were developed and will be presented. Lecture and discussion are augmented by video recordings of the victim law enforcement officers and the offenders.
The presented interviews and research findings allow the audience to take a close look at why our nation’s law enforcement professionals are being assaulted and killed feloniously or accidentally, with a focus on prevention.

Your Instructor:
Philip D. Wright, an 18-year law enforcement veteran, started his career in 1994 as a patrol officer with the Clarksburg Police Department (WV). He worked undercover in a multi-jurisdiction drug task force and was a member of the Special Response Team (SRT). Additionally, he was a certified instructor of RADAR and LIDAR enforcement.
In 2000, Mr. Wright joined the West Virginia State Police where he spent a majority of his career working criminal investigations. He received specialized training as a forensic interviewer of children suspected of being sexually assaulted and was a member of a specialized unit responsible for investigating these types of crime. In addition, Mr. Wright provided officer survivability instruction to cadets in training at the West Virginia State Police Academy.
Mr. Wright entered into duty with the FBI in 2012. He is assigned to the Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, WV. Currently, he serves as a certified training instructor for the FBI’s Law Enforcement Engagement Unit. Mr. Wright has lectured and trained multiple law enforcement officers nationally and has authored several articles relating to law enforcement safety. He has conducted research involving felonious assaults and deaths of law enforcement officers since 2012. He has consulted and advised federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies regarding law enforcement safety issues. Mr. Wright received a degree in Applied Science - Police Science with Honors at Marshall University, Huntington, WV.

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